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Configuration in MegaLinter

Variable Description Default value
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_ARGUMENTS User custom arguments to add in linter CLI call
Ex: -s --foo "bar"
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_FILE_EXTENSIONS Allowed file extensions. "*" matches any extension, "" matches empty extension. Empty list excludes all files
Ex: [".py", ""]
Exclude every file
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_FILE_NAMES_REGEX File name regex filters. Regular expression list for filtering files by their base names using regex full match. Empty list includes all files
Ex: ["Dockerfile(-.+)?", "Jenkinsfile"]
Include every file
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_PRE_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run before the linter None
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_POST_COMMANDS List of bash commands to run after the linter None
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_CONFIG_FILE gitleaks configuration file name
Use LINTER_DEFAULT to let the linter find it
.gitleaks.toml
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_RULES_PATH Path where to find linter configuration file Workspace folder, then MegaLinter default rules
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_DISABLE_ERRORS Run linter but consider errors as warnings false
REPOSITORY_GITLEAKS_DISABLE_ERRORS_IF_LESS_THAN Maximum number of errors allowed 0

MegaLinter Flavours

This linter is available in the following flavours

Flavor Description Embedded linters Info
all Default MegaLinter Flavor 105 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
ci_light Optimized for CI items (Dockerfile, Jenkinsfile, JSON/YAML schemas,XML 19 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
documentation MegaLinter for documentation projects 44 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
dotnet Optimized for C, C++, C# or VB based projects 53 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
go Optimized for GO based projects 46 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
java Optimized for JAVA based projects 46 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
javascript Optimized for JAVASCRIPT or TYPESCRIPT based projects 53 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
php Optimized for PHP based projects 48 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
python Optimized for PYTHON based projects 52 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
ruby Optimized for RUBY based projects 45 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
rust Optimized for RUST based projects 45 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
salesforce Optimized for Salesforce based projects 47 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
security Optimized for security 21 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
swift Optimized for SWIFT based projects 45 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls
terraform Optimized for TERRAFORM based projects 51 Docker Image Size (tag) Docker Pulls

Behind the scenes

How are identified applicable files

  • If this linter is active, all files will always be linted

How the linting is performed

gitleaks is called once on the whole project directory (project CLI lint mode)

  • filtering can not be done using MegaLinter configuration variables,it must be done using gitleaks configuration or ignore file (if existing)
  • VALIDATE_ALL_CODEBASE: false does not make gitleaks analyze only updated files

Example calls

gitleaks detect --no-git --verbose --source .
gitleaks detect -c .gitleaks.toml --no-git --verbose --source .

Help content

Gitleaks scans code, past or present, for secrets

Usage:
  gitleaks [command]

Available Commands:
  completion  generate the autocompletion script for the specified shell
  detect      detect secrets in code
  help        Help about any command
  protect     protect secrets in code
  version     display gitleaks version

Flags:
  -c, --config string          config file path
                               order of precedence:
                               1. --config/-c
                               2. env var GITLEAKS_CONFIG
                               3. (--source/-s)/.gitleaks.toml
                               If none of the three options are used, then gitleaks will use the default config
      --exit-code int          exit code when leaks have been encountered (default 1)
  -h, --help                   help for gitleaks
  -l, --log-level string       log level (trace, debug, info, warn, error, fatal) (default "info")
      --redact                 redact secrets from logs and stdout
  -f, --report-format string   output format (json, csv, sarif) (default "json")
  -r, --report-path string     report file
  -s, --source string          path to source (default: $PWD) (default ".")
  -v, --verbose                show verbose output from scan

Use "gitleaks [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Installation on mega-linter Docker image

  • Dockerfile commands :
FROM zricethezav/gitleaks:v8.9.0 as gitleaks
COPY --from=gitleaks /usr/bin/gitleaks /usr/bin/